„I am more than ever awed and overwhelmed by the monumental talents it was my great, great privilege to work for and with.“
Statement accepting the Screen Actors Guild Achievement Award, read by Julia Roberts, because of Audrey's failing health. (January 1993)
Contexte: I am more than ever awed and overwhelmed by the monumental talents it was my great, great privilege to work for and with. There is therefore no way I can thank you for this beautiful award without thanking all of them, because it is they who helped and honed, triggered and taught, pushed and pulled, dressed and photographed — and with endless patience and kindness and gentleness, guided and nurtured a totally unknown, insecure, inexperienced, skinny broad into a marketable commodity. I am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions a respite from our so violent world. Thank you, Screen Actors Guild and friends, for this huge honor — and for giving me this unique opportunity to express my deepest gratitude and love to all of those who have given me a career that has brought me nothing but happiness.
— Andrew Solomon, livre The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Source: The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
— Stephen Leacock writer and economist 1869 - 1944
— Vincent Gallo American film director, writer, model, actor and musician 1961
Another Man Essay
„The young audience of today defines Rajinikanth solely by his popular — and populist — roles, conveniently forgetting that, like his contemporary Amitabh Bachchan, it takes talent to make a formula work and something much more than mere talent to transcend it and achieve greatness.“
— Rajinikanth Indian actor 1950
Naman Ramachandran The Other Rajinikanth (5 January 2014) http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/150th-anniversary-issue/the-other-rajinikanth.html
— Rick Riordan, livre The Lightning Thief
Source: The Lightning Thief
„A man can't ask for much more than the chance to make a difference in his chosen field of work. Politics is my vocation. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this great country of ours. I know I am a better person for it.“
— Jean Chrétien 20th Prime Minister of Canada 1934
Preface, p. 10
Straight From The Heart (1985)
— Friedrich Nietzsche, livre Human, All Too Human
(de) Vorrecht der Grösse. Es ist das Vorrecht der Grösse, mit geringen Gaben hoch zu beglücken.
Section IX, "Man Alone with Himself" / aphorism 496
Human, All Too Human (1878), Helen Zimmern translation
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
1930s, My Credo (1932)
Contexte: Our situation on this earth seems strange. Every one of us appears here involuntarily and uninvited for a short stay, without knowing the whys and the wherefore. In our daily lives we only feel that man is here for the sake of others, for those whom we love and for many other beings whose fate is connected with our own. I am often worried at the thought that my life is based to such a large extent on the work of my fellow human beings and I am aware of my great indebtedness to them.
„I am neither a saint nor a theologian. To me, good works are more important than theology. We all know that religion has been historically, and still is today, a cause of great evil as well as great good in human affairs.“
— Freeman Dyson theoretical physicist and mathematician 1923
Progress In Religion (2000)
Contexte: I am neither a saint nor a theologian. To me, good works are more important than theology. We all know that religion has been historically, and still is today, a cause of great evil as well as great good in human affairs. We have seen terrible wars and terrible persecutions conducted in the name of religion. We have also seen large numbers of people inspired by religion to lives of heroic virtue, bringing education and medical care to the poor, helping to abolish slavery and spread peace among nations. Religion amplifies the good and evil tendencies of individual souls.
— John Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh English physicist 1842 - 1919
Address to the British Association in Montreal (1884)
Contexte: Without encroaching upon grounds appertaining to the theologian and the philosopher, the domain of natural sciences is surely broad enough to satisfy the wildest ambition of its devotees. In other departments of human life and interest, true progress is rather an article of faith than a rational belief; but in science a retrograde movements is, from the nature of the case, almost impossible. Increasing knowledge brings with it increasing power, and great as are the triumphs of the present century, we may well believe that they are but a foretaste of what discovery and invention have yet in store for mankind. … The work may be hard, and the discipline severe; but the interest never fails, and great is the privilege of achievement.
„I am grateful to the men and women of our military for their service, but armies are only expedients, necessary evils. They should be kept out of sight for the same reason I keep the guns out of sight in my home. A military parade does not display greatness—it displays power. And that may be where I most part company with our new nationalists. To my eye, there is more American greatness in a New England town hall than in all of Washington, and more American greatness in an Oregon apple orchard or a Rotary meeting than there is in all the tanks and rockets that ever have been.“
— Kevin D. Williamson American writer 1972
"The Nationalism Show" http://web.archive.org/web/20190721205511/https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/american-nationalism-public-policy-aesthetics-donald-trump/ (March 2019), National Review
— Jânio Quadros Brazilian politician 1917 - 1992
"One Man's Cup of Coffee," Time Magazine profile (June 30, 1961)
— Frank Harris Irish journalist and rogue 1856 - 1931
Quoted in George Jean Nathan The World of George Jean Nathan (1952) p. 252.
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
Superman Comes to the Supermarket http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a3858/superman-supermarket/ (November 1960)
Superman Comes to the Supermarket (1960)
— Albert Camus, livre Le Mythe de Sisyphe
The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), An Absurd Reasoning
„My huge monument to the bombing of Rotterdam [in 1940, by the German aircraft], for instance, was the third and final version of this figure. Once the model had been accepted in principle and the scale agreed on, I began working on a new version of it, conceiving it to a great extent in terms of the effects of the changes of lighting in which such a monument would been seen in the open air.“
— Ossip Zadkine French sculptor 1890 - 1967
the name of the monument is ( 'Destroyed City', 1953 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Zadkine_%27s_verwoeste_stad..jpg), in Dutch language: in Dutch: 'De verwoeste Stad']
Source: 1960 - 1968, Dialogues – conversations with.., quotes, c. 1960, p. 155
„I am busy working on a large painting with sheep; the last days I am working with real pleasure, the weather is.... not too hot and with nice skies. It's great here!!!! I shout with joy the whole day and more and more I desire to stay here until the end.“
— Anton Mauve Dutch painter (1838–1888) 1838 - 1888
translation from original Dutch, Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018
(version in original Dutch / origineel citaat van Anton Mauve, uit zijn brief:) Ik ben druk bezig aan een groot schilderij met schapen, in de laatste dagen ben ik met waar genoegen aan het werk, het weer is.. ..niet al te warm en mooie luchten. 't Is hier heerlijk!!!! Ik jubel steeds en verlang hoe langer hoe meer hier te blijven tot het einde.
In a letter of Mauve, from Laren 1885, to his student nl:Arina Hugenholtz, as quoted by Arina Hugenholtz in In Memoriam Anton Mauve; as cited in Van IJs naar Sneeuw - De ontwikkeling van het wintergezicht in de 19de eeuw, Arsine Nazarian, Juli 2008 Utrecht University; studentnummer: 0360953, p. 85
Mauve's mood was frequently moving between depression and cheerful moods, as many related people knew
„I have made a monument more lasting than bronze.“
Exegi monumentum aere perennius
— Horace, livre Odes
Book III, ode xxx, line 1
Odes (c. 23 BC and 13 BC)